Taking Personal Responsibility to Reduce GHG Emissions
All of us must take personal responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – particularly carbon dioxide and methane but others as well. Each of us will be able to do various things including getting our lifestyle to be carbon neutral [search] – where you emit no carbon in net total – or even negative through tree planting and care and other sequestring activities, removing more carbon than you emit from the atmosphere. Virgin airline chairman Richard Branson has more opportunities and cash than most. Thus it is appropriate and indeed inspiring that he has committed all profits from his various commercial enterprises, estimated to be some $3 billlion over 10 years, to solving the climate change issue. It is important that we realize that each of us is responsible for doing what we can to reduce emissions. We need 60-75% reductions societally asap and this is best built upon individual initiative. Cut car use and start planting trees!